Delightful horror : urban legends between fact and fiction

  • These […] stories are chosen from anthologies with texts called 'urban legends' (sometimes they are also referred to as 'contemporary legends', or 'urban myths'). Bearing this name in mind, we tend to read these texts as 'Iegendary' narratives that relate ficticious stories of events which never happened. But what if somebody told you these stories as factual accounts of events that really happened to the friend of a friend: wouldn't you believe them to be true – or at least consider seriously the possibility of their truthfulness? Before entering in a discussion of this question, I want to introduce in more detail the kind of narrative I am seeking to analyze.

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Author:Matías MartínezGND
Parent Title (English):Mapping the world : new perspectives in the humanities and social sciences / hrsg. von Freia Hardt
Place of publication:Tübingen
Editor:Freia Hardt
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2013/04/02
Year of first Publication:2004
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2013/04/02
GND Keyword:Erzähltheorie; Moderne Sage
Page Number:6
First Page:147
Last Page:156
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
BDSL-Klassifikation:03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft / BDSL-Klassifikation: 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.06.00 Literaturtheorie
05.00.00 Deutsche Literaturgeschichte / BDSL-Klassifikation: 05.00.00 Deutsche Literaturgeschichte > 05.10.00 Literarische Volkskunde / BDSL-Klassifikation: 05.00.00 Deutsche Literaturgeschichte > 05.10.00 Literarische Volkskunde > 05.10.10 Weitere Formen
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht